File-sharing in the Internet : A characterization of P 2 P traffic in the backbone

  title={File-sharing in the Internet : A characterization of P 2 P traffic in the backbone},
  author={Thomas Karagiannis and Riverside Andre Broido and Nevil Brownlee and claffy CAIDA and Michalis Faloutsos},
Since the outbreak of peer-to-peer (P2P) networking with Napster during the late ’90s, P2P applications have multiplied, become sophisticated and emerged as a significant fraction of Internet traffic. At first, P2P traffic was easily recognizable since P2P protocols used specific application TCP or UDP port numbers. However, current P2P applications have the ability to use arbitrary ports to “camouflage” their existence. Thus only a portion of P2P traffic is clearly identifiable. As a result… CONTINUE READING
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